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A look back at the Harold Washington Library competition
May. 17, 2013
Airing in 1989 and seldom seen since, Lee Bey shares a look a PBS
episode on the Harold Washington Library design competition.
New owner for Wright-designed Unity Temple?
May. 15, 2013
Ownership of Unity Temple, architect Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in Oak Park, could be transferred to an organization separate from church as part of a new plan to raise at least $10 million to restore the landmark building.
Demolition for World's Fair-era building
May. 13, 2013
A building dating back to the 1893 World's Fair is now being demolished by the city.
Two early Sears stores set to close
May. 9, 2013
In a surprise move, Sears stores in the Greater Grand Crossing community and the Chicago Lawn neighborhood are slated for closure, leaving two important buildings at potential risk.
Is David Adjaye Obama's favorite architect?
May. 6, 2013
Here's a look at David Adjaye, one of the lead architects of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture now under construction on the historic Washington D.C.
Old North Side firehouse up for sale
May. 3, 2013
City says potential homeowners need not apply.
Resurfaced 1972 campaign commercial reveals Chicago history
May. 1, 2013
Watch a campaign commercial for Bernard Carey, a Republican who ran for Cook County State's Attorney—and won—back in 1972.
What Obama can learn from Bush's library
Apr. 24, 2013
Assuming a Barack Obama presidential library is built in Chicago, there are lessons for the president, its backers and the city to learn from the past.
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